Hi everyone, Sanna here! When Jaime contacted me and asked if I would like to do a blogpost or two for the TCW blog, I was more than thrilled and immediately agreed. I love the TCW Stencils and have been using them quite intensively recently!! So my first post in May is about cards. I did four cards using the Mini Garden Gate, Quatrefoil, Kaleidoscope, Honeycomb, Tiny Circles and Mini Elevator Gate Stencils. So prepare for quite a long post …
1. Place a stencil over the white cardstock and press embossing ink over the mask into the paper. While you are at it, cover the whole paper up, so you can use the other images for later projects, if you like.
6. After that just use as much or as little of the embossed and inked paper for a card (or on a layout) and decorate/embellish to finish your project. I used a wide chevron washi tape to create a flower. Just first fold the washi in half and then fold it again lengthwise to create a flower. Fast and easy and adds nice contrast to the card.
Now for the second card. Since I had leftover pieces of that previously embossed paper, I used them for this quick project.
I punched butterflies out of the leftover pieces and layered them over each other and added a rhinestone on top. Then I used the “Tiny Circles” stencil, placed it on the card and dabbed some white acrylic paint with a sponge over it. This creates a really nice background for the colorful butterflies – I really like this stencil a lot! Finally just decorated and glued all together. Really fast and easy!
Materials for card number 3:
You will need: craft sheet, Mini Elevator Stencil, card base, embossing ink, embossing powders (white or like me holographic, cream, yellow and orange), heat gun and embellishments of your choice.
First place the stencil over the card and add embossing ink. Then take orange embossing powder and add a wide strip over the card. Dab off the residue, then add in the same manner yellow, cream and the lightest color. Next heat the powder with a heat gun. Now your ombré card base is done. You can create gorgeous backgrounds just by changing the colors and stencil patterns! You could now either outline the images or even add spray ink or stamp ink over the white areas, if you´d like to experiment more, but I wanted to leave the image as it is. Then just add the embellishments and your card is finished!
For the last card you will need:
Card base (I prepared the background with Distress Ink – scrattered straw – and a background stamp), “Honeycomb” stencil, twine, needle and a black pen. And later coloring pens – I used Copics.
First place the stencil over the card and outline the image with a waterproof black pen. Then grab your coloring pens and color the pattern. After that punch holes around the hexacon images to be able to stitch through the card with twine. Finish the card with a sentiment and embellishments. I used a hot air balloon stamp and a rub-on, then glued everything down with foam pads for a more dimensional effect.
I hope you have enjoyed the tutorials and got inspired by them! Thank you TCW and Jaime for having me here – looking forward to my next post later in May!! See you!
First, let me say that I’m not usually photographing women’s legs/thighs. But this was just so incredible that I needed to share! This is our sales rep, Kelly Grace. She lives in Canada and has so much energy and creativity that it oozes out of her. Here are her black pants that had a minor stain on them. So sad. So what did she do? She grabbed her TCW382 Garden Gate 12×12 stencil and went to work. She used her Lumière Graphite paint with a little black mixed in. Slowly and carefully dabbing onto the stencil, onto the pants. I think she said she used some wax paper inside the pant so that it didn’t bleed through. Then she used Viva paint pen for the final “texture” beads on top. Awesome!!
If you think this bag looks cool in this photo, you should see it in person!! Gisele Cabral is so incredibly talented. And she plans on teaching this at Scrapbook Centrale soon. (She was inspired by Dina Wakley’s gorgeous stencils including TCW355 Casey& Penelope!!)
I’m a little jealous, but I’ll get over it. Louise Nelson is the guest blogger over at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer‘s blog. I just can’t get enough of that girl. Louise, that is. All of her layouts are so yummy. Just look at this one. The color, the dimension. Love the whole package. And check out the one below. Can she just come to NY and paint my walls for me? Too many walls? Alright, so maybe when I’m in my nursing home and there are only 4 walls to paint she could come by.
So enough of my blabbing, go to Julie’s blog and read the whole thing. Enjoy! And Louise, when you’re ready, I’ll be here in my rocker, waiting. Just waiting…
I’m going to let Kim Beinschroth tell you all about how this inspiring layout came to be, and no, she is not a paid spokesperson. :)
Hellooooooooooooo! I am feeling so completely inspired lately. I love it when my muse is happy, and I can create stuff that I actually like. On the heels of taking two in-person classes with the fabulous Joanne Sharpe, I pulled out my Dylusions art journal, and some of my new products from the Art House Studio, and this is what happened. I only wish that I had made a video of my process. I am doing the next best thing – sharing lots of pictures, and see below for a description of all products and techniques used to create this spread (a mini tutorial).
First, – I am NOT affiliated with any of the blogs, stores, or products mentioned and linked in this post. Since I often get comments/questions about where I get my products – I purchased all products mentioned in this post from The Art House Studio, in Cambridge, Ontario Canada.
I started with a spread that had already been sprayed with my Dylusions Ink Sprays, and pulled out one of my new Crafter’s Workshop Stencils and glass bead gel, and stenciled the buildings across the bottom. That is the COOLEST effect! (If you would like to see this technique demonstrated, check out my Youtube video here) After the glass bead gel had fully dried, I added some pan pastel over the top of the glass bead gel (LOVE!).
This is what the stencil looks like (designed by Rhonda Palazzari) – TCW342 Urban Landscape
I used a variety of black permanent markers to draw the circle in the corner, and journaling lines. Then, I pulled out a few of my favorite shimmery paints – some Silks, as well as some Perfect Pigment Pure Liquid Acrylic (in Green Pearl – *YUM*). I painted each journaling section with a different shimmery paint. Then, I did the journaling, using several different permanent black pens. Then, I outlined in white with my Uniball Signo white pen. A little doodling around the edge, and I was finished. :)
Cyndi Bundy came to play at our demo station at the CHA show in Anaheim (this is a show open to retailers and professionals in the crafting industry.) We premiered some of Dina Wakley‘s new silhouette stencils as well as the new Viva Colour media that Splash of Color came out with. I think these came out really well!! Read more on Cyndi’s blog.